Chagrin/Southeast Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team
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Ohio Hazmat TAC
January 27, 2003
Maple Heights, Ohio
As intermodal containers become more common, so have incidents for our team involving
In the incident pictured here, a driver reported liquid dripping from the container
when he picked it up at a yard in Maple Heights.
The yard contacted Maple Heights Fire Dept who responded and requested the hazmat
Shipping papers indicated that the container contained seventy 55 gallon drums of
organic acid, NOS from a Chinese company.
The container was opened by hazmat techs and examined. It was determined that the
leakage noted was not from the acid containers and appeared to be a petroleum lubricant.
The railroad police were summoned to reseal the container, and the driver continued
on with his trip.
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